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The Lifestyle Medicine Toolbox by Ziya “Z” Altug is a book worth reading #nonfiction #health #wellness #bookboost


The Lifestyle Medicine Toolbox



Ziya “Z” Altug



Nonfiction – Health, Self-help, Wellness



Jessica Kingsley Publishers


Book Blurb:


This holistic guide provides an integrative toolbox on how healthcare and fitness professionals can promote lifestyle medicine with their clients. Its clinical and evidence-informed approach focuses on the six primary lifestyle medicine factors: nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, stress management, risky substance use, and social connectedness. Each factor is enriched with a variety of strategies and advice including anti-inflammatory recipes, self-guided visualisation, tips on how to break bad habits, sustainable fitness, and mind-body exercises.


Excerpt taken from Chapter 1:


First, what is lifestyle medicine? The American College of Lifestyle Medicine

(ACLM) (Clayton and Bonnet 2023, p.2) defines lifestyle medicine as:


…a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary

modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular

diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Lifestyle medicine certified

clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive

lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such

conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food and

plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress

management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connections—

also provides effective prevention for these conditions.


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Author Biography:


Ziya "Z" Altug, PT, DPT, MS, DipACLM, OCS, CSCS, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He is a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional (DipACLM) from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association. He has over three decades of clinical experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions. Ziya uses integrative and lifestyle medicine to help patients and clients improve their well-being and manage pain. He is the author of three books and a longstanding member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Ziya runs a number of courses on the Physiopedia Plus platform and is based in Los Angeles.


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Thank you, Z, for sharing your book with us!

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